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Sep 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
's government. nike doesn't own these factories. production cane moved at very short notice. that means nike could stop producing here if wages became too expensive. but according to cliff pannell, that'snlikely. pannell: the labor force in china is huge. there are, uh, over 600 million people at work in china. uh, most of them are still in the agricultural sector of the economy. and there are too many. there are probably at least a hundred million redundant laborers in the agricultural work force. what to do with them? how to make them more productive? well, one thing is you've got to enhance their mobility and allow them to go where the jobs are, and the jobs are down in places like guangdong province and the pearl river delta. new factories are building, a lot of new construction workers are needed, transportation workers are needed, factory workers are needed. narrator: and here we can begin to see the local impact of the powerful forces at play in this globalizing economy. migration, urbanization, cultural and social change are echoing across this region. pannell: this is going toe one
Sep 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
for jeans. they will be shipped to hong kong and then to new york. whether run by a municipal government, village council or private individual, th type of business is called a "township enterprise." in 199 china had over 20 lln suchesses. township enterprise output grows almost ten percent a year, just adding to the disparity between industry and agriculture. the disparity has always existed, but now it is growing wider and wider because of the industrial... faster growth rate in the industrial sector. ( interviewer speaking mandarin ) translator: why did you decide to work here? ( speaking mandarin ) translator: i started working here 15 years ago, right after i graduated from middle school. this company is special. i've gotten attached to it, and it would be hard to leave. narrator: onodera visits the home of jiang guifang and her husband, rui chengyun. thremembers of their family work in the factory. jiang guifang is preparing lunch. today, it is green pepper and pork stir fry. an advantage for a farming town like sijia is that fresh vegetables are readily available. at 11:30 a.m., t
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT
copan for 400 years. how did they first acquire their power ? and how were the maya governed before the kings ? to answer such questions, archaeologists discuss their ideas of political change. which says, here's the resolution, but you've got no enforcement. who's the arbitrator ? the arbitrator is the chief. keach: everyone in this group is guided by the same basic model of political evolution. it says that as a society evolves, fewer and fewer people control the wealth, and the rest provide the labor. as distinct classes emerge, rulers centralize political power. political organization changes as populations grow. small bands and tribes evolve into chiefdoms, and finally into states. some states, like ancient rome, become huge empires. these archaeologists want to find out just how far political evolution proceeded in copan. and they want to know why it stopped. to discover the roots of that evolution, two archaeologists begin a journey in search of the very first copan residents. rebecca storey is a physical anthropologist -- an expert on human skeletons. storey is joined by arc
Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
was a philosophy of government set in stone. it depicted the king as fearless, cunning and brave as the lion. and as crucial to egypt as the nile itself. the king was not just a political leader but a religious leader too. in the minds of the ancient egyptians, the pharaoh's power and authority as a king stretched far beyond the boundaries of his country-- and into the cosmos itself. after death, he would escape the earthly bounds of his tomb, board a solar boat and sail into immortality. this vision became material in objects and images found in the tombs and temples as a way of pre-ordaining a central idea: after a perilous and carefully prescribed journey through the night, the king would become one with the sun god re. the king becomes associated with re in particular because of the idea that the sun is born every day out of the womb of the sky, and then comes into the world and goes into the body of the sky at night. and the king in his cycle, in his daily comings and goings, is seen to be like the sun. (narrator) the idea that the pharaoh would be reborn as the sun god re is described
Oct 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
government agreed to sell two of their best raphaels. one was the alba madonna, for which mellon offered the highest price ever paid for a painting up to that time. the other was raphael's small saint george and the dragon, an early work with an illustrious history. along with the rest of his collection, mellon's three raphaels formed the nucleus of the national gallery, founded in 1937 and opened to the public in 1941. president franklin roosevelt: "this national gallery and the collections it contains..." narrator: the raphaels in the national gallery were joined by another painting by the artist, the portit of bindo altoviti, purchased by chain store magnate samuel kress. on berenson's recommendation, kress bought the portrait from a european museum. today, it is generally accepted as a work by the master's hand. it was not only nostalgia for the past which led american collectors to pursue raphael, nor was it merely rivalry with each other. these collectors shared a sense of cultural responsibility. the raphaels, once in private hands, are now all in public museums where they can be
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